Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer turned in 27,000 petition signatures Friday to get his name on the 2014 ballot.
He submitted 1,000 more signatures than Gov. Rick Snyder turned on Thursday.
"It's the first time we're gonna beat Rick Snyder," said Schauer. "Certainly not the last."
Schauer's signatures were collected from voters in all of Michigan's 83 counties.
"This is going to be a people's campaign," Schauer said. "Not only do we have 27,000 people who signed petitions, but we've got thousands of contributors, many of whom are very small, but are part of a grassroots movement that want to change the direction of our state."
The latest polls have Schauer slightly behind Gov. Snyder He submitted 26,000 signatures for his reelection campaign Thursday. The governor told us he is fired up to continue his role as governor, and is proud of his record.